Monday, 17 December 2018

MPOV: Aquaman

My rating:
IMDb rating: 8.3/10
Released: December 13, 2018
Director: James Wan
Casts: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Category: PG 13; fantasy, science fiction

In Maine, lighthouse keeper Thomas Curry rescues Atlanna, the princess of the underwater nation of Atlantis, during a storm. They eventually fall in love and have a son, Arthur, who is born with the power to communicate with marine lifeforms. Atlanna is forced to abandon her family and return to Atlantis, entrusting to her loyal adviser Nuidis Vulko the mission of training Arthur. Under Vulko's guidance, Arthur becomes a skilled warrior but is rejected by the Atlanteans for being a half-breed and ultimately leaves Atlantis behind.

One year after Steppenwolf's invasion, Arthur confronts a group of pirates attempting to hijack a nuclear submarine. Their leader, Jesse Kane, dies during the confrontation while his son, David, vows revenge against Arthur. David later targets Atlantis at the behest of Orm, Arthur's younger half-brother and Atlantis' king who uses the attack as a pretext to declare war on the surface. King Nereus of Xebel swears allegiance to Orm's cause, but his daughter Mera, who has been betrothed to Orm, refuses to aide them and journeys to the surface to ask Arthur for help, earning his trust by saving Thomas from a tidal wave sent by Orm. Arthur reluctantly accompanies Mera to a rendezvous with Vulko, who urges Arthur to find the Trident of Atlan, a magic artifact that once belonged to Atlantis’ first ruler, in order to reclaim his rightful place as king. They are ambushed by Orm’s men, and Mera and Vulko escape, while Arthur is captured.

Orm visits Arthur in captivity and announces that Atlanna was executed for the crime of having a half-breed son, blaming Arthur and the surface for her death. He offers Arthur an opportunity to leave forever, but Arthur instead challenges him to a duel in a ring of underwater lava. Orm gains the upper hand and nearly kills Arthur before Mera rescues him. Together, Arthur and Mera journey to the Sahara desert, where the trident was forged, and unlock a holographic message that leads them to Sicily, where they retrieve the trident’s coordinates. Meanwhile, Orm provides David with Atlantean armor and weaponry and sends him to stop them, imprisons Vulko upon learning of his betrayal, and coerces the remaining five kingdoms of Atlantis to pledge allegiance to him and his campaign against the surface.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

My verdict? This is an awesome movie! Jason Momoa is born to be Aquaman! The character fits him like a glove! Honestly, not just because he's eye candy ya... not forgetting the beautifully created Atlantis which looked heavenly! Of course, I was happy to see Nicole Kidman in an action movie, something unexpected as she's usually all dolled up LOL! Amber Heard was really cool as a red head and William Dafoe was unexpectedly chuffed as a good guy LOL! The funny part for me was Black Manta, supposedly evil yet kinda weak.

Overall, it's an entertaining and engaging movie from the start till the end. Some may say the dialogue is shallow or too much CGI but then this is a superhero movie which doesn't require a full scale dialogue and you can't create such movie naturally aside from using CGI. Unless you want it to look like way back then i.e. Ultraman. Also it was funny at some point!

The best part, I liked it when Orm sent a massive tidal wave and washed up the Earth's rubbish to the surface! Totally liked the Mother Nature hint here :-) Overrated or not, it is a movie worth watching in the cinema. There is a mid post credit teaser leading to the sequel.

A sequel is in talks now so we shall wait and see... hopefully we don't have to wait too long.

Friday, 14 December 2018

CSM: Merchant of Joy Markets: Nyc Nat Nook

As highlighted in my previous post, Nyc Nat Nook will be at Merchant of Joy Markets this weekend, December 15 and 16, 2018 from 10am to 8pm.

Location: Level 1, Atria Shopping Gallery (In front of Mr. DIY)

Aside from promoting our "Books for Rent", we would also be clearing most of the old stocks from Sholee Sphere! Lots of great bargain buys at affordable prices, suitable for the coming Christmas gifts galore!

Not forgetting, there will be FREEBIES ALERT!!! Just remember to 'LIKE' our Facebook page, show it to us at the markets and you will receive a premium gift from us! Limited to the first FIVE customers!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Crochet: A simple muffler

I was recently commissioned to crochet this muffler, though simple but a very tedious project! I could have finished it earlier too but restricted due to time and joint pain :-(

Anyway, the end result was truly satisfying for me and I really loved how it turned out!
Pattern was my own. Here's what I've used:

  • 4 Seasons pure wool 8 ply (100% Australian Wool) yarn

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Merchant of Joy Markets

Come this weekend, there will be a bazaar at Atria Shopping Gallery. It is called Merchant of Joy Markets hosted by The Happiness Project. It will be located in front of Mr. DIY at Level 1 from 10am to 8pm with loads of stuff for sale like clothes, accessories, household wares and even food! With Christmas around the corner, it is a good time to complete your gift shopping!

In fact, Nyc Nat Nook will be participating in it's first bazaar here!!! There will be lots of stuff on clearance sale like accessories, bags and mobile phone accessories so that we can have new, niche products for the coming year. Stay tune for more updates!

Monday, 3 December 2018

Happy anniversary hubs!!!

Today is our 18th anniversary! Well, after 2 kids and a furkid, I sure hoped that our love would keep going strong until the day we die........

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Nyc Nat Nook X'mas Giveaway

WIN! Nyc Nat Nook’s First Christmas Giveaway!

Christmas is just around the corner and in the spirit of giving, Nyc Nat Nook has FIVE premium gifts worth at least RM50 each up for grabs! This giveaway is from December 1st to 20th 2018!

Five winners will be selected randomly and must meet the criteria set. Each winner will receive their preferred gift. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right?!!!

Giveaway ends at 11.59pm on 20th December and winners will be announced on 22nd December 2018. All winners must be able to collect their gifts at Nyc Nat Nook.

Giveaway is only available via Facebook so for more details, please go to the Facebook page:

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

MPOV: Teppan Tsen

My rating: 3/5
Location: TK-9 Third Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery

This place is always packed so we just had to try lah when it wasn't as packed that day.

Our late lunch platters:
Mutton Set RM18.70
Chawan Mushi RM2.75
Edamame RM2.75
Ebi Curry Rice RM16.50
2 glasses of Green Tea RM3.20
6% service tax RM2.63
Total bill amounts to RM46.55

Overall, nothing to shout about but great to fill the hungry tummy. Thankfully my prawns were fresh and not fluffed with thick tempura powder! I've actually preferred hub's mutton which was tender and tastefully cooked. A great place for a nice Japanese meal with affordable pricing.

Monday, 26 November 2018

MPOV: Kim-Zen

My rating: 3/5
Location: T05 Third Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery
Type: non-halal

This restaurant looks exclusive but when we saw the menu, it's actually affordable.
So here's a simple lunch set we had the other day:
Steam rice with chicken leg RM9.40
Steam rice with minced pork RM9.40
Spare rib soup RM7.30
2 glasses of plain water RM2.20
10% service charge RM2.67
So total bill was RM30.95

Overall, it was a satisfying and fulfilling meal. The food was tasty enough and the portion was big in my books. I actually liked the fact that the rice was steamed hence the healthy feeling ya... do note for steamed rice it takes a while to be served.

Other than that, for the pricing at a mall, it was okay except for the plain water which cost RM1.10 per glass. I do hope it's 'diamond water' since it's so expensive LOL! Plus with the 'atas' feel and air-conditioned, it's nice for a family meal here.


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